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About Santa Fe

Santa Fe has been an Upper West-side staple for over 25 years. Featuring Southwestern Classics, Contemporary Mexican Cuisine and the best Margaritas in town, we strive to provide every one of our guests with a comfortable, delicious and friendly dining experience.

73 West 71st Street
New York, NY 10023
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican / Southwestern, Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Columbus Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 724-0822

Website:
http://www.santafe71.com/

Parking Details:
Metered and non-Metered parking is available on surrounding streets. Various parking lots are also available nearby.

Public Transit:
Take the 1, 2, 3, B, or C train to 72nd Street

Executive Chef:
Jose Gonzalez

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private Parties available pending negotiation. Call and ask to speak with Alex.

Santa Fe Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (25)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for a Date (12)
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Cozy (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Authentic (7)
Fun (6)
Spicy (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

always enjoy our meals here and especially like the house margarita because it is not only tasty but it also provides "a kick" to it. pleasant atmosphere and friendly welcome.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I forgot how good this place is. Nothing fancy, but terrific ingredients and wonderful neighborhood restaurant!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Lovely and knowledgeable servers who can accommodate food allergies and diabetic preferences!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The best of everything. Consistently great food and service. The best margarita in nyc!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Spicy, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Authentic, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A wonderful neighborhood gem with great food and fantastic service!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was fabulous, specially the wild mushroom quesadillas!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Healthy, Spicy
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Brought my girlfriend who’s from New Mexico. Had a blast - frozen margs. Waiter was great too

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great! Everything was delicious

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was very good but the noise level interfered with enjoyment of the meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Perfectly reasonable food and service. Nothing special but I'd come again for convenience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

OK ambience and service but the food is very ordinary. Too much oil and not enough spice. There are a number of better choices in the area.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Good comfort food! Yummy sweet potato burrito, nice marguerita, good service, nice neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We hadn't been to Santa Fe in quite a while, and were delighted by the ambience, delicious food, and the relative quiet. The grapefruit margarita was excellent, by the way. The three of us had quite different things, ranging from fish to enchiladas, and we really enjoyed them.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food and drinks always delicious. It's the only restaurant where the noise level is so low you can actually hear your friends conversation!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Ok but not great. Guacamole (my test for excellence) was not bad, but needed more lime juice and Tabasco. Fish tacos were ok - a bit too fried. Satisfactory in general.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

It's been around a long time. The primary reason seems to be the strong margaritas. The food was exceptionally mediocre and overpriced. Do not recommend unless you're looking to relive 1995 in the worst possible way.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Average food and pricey. Mostly West Side arrogant people

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great neighborhood haunt.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Nice casual and relaxing atmosphere . Fabulous Margaritas good service reasonably priced.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

One of our favorite neighborhood spots. Friendly staff, reliable and tasty menu with generous portions and they don't blink when we share an entree. Glad to see them busy and energetic on a weekend night.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The restaurant was very friendly and fun. The service was very accommodating and professional. Need the chips salsa and guacamole were great. The rest of the food was good. The drinks were good

Tags: Casual, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Highly recommended!
Great food, drinks, ambience, and service.
Neighborhood gem

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Tried twice to complete - app jumped & froze. Good placefor many reasons

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

always reliable for a fabulous house margarita and delicious fish tacos as well as many other choices if you so desire. and the service is adequate when you can find someone which can always be improved.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Had another great meal at Santa Fe. Love it here. From staff to service to food...great every time.

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Expensive food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We've been going to Santa Fe for many years & always enjoy it. Th margaritas are great & the food is delicious. It never disappoints.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We go to Santa Fe often as a local reliable neighborhood restaurant. The prices are reasonable and the food is quite good. There are vegan and vegetarian choices. I recommend the restaurant to friends and they are pleased with their meal.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

This is one of the few remaining UWS neighborhood restaurants. You see regulars eating or having a drink on any night of the week. The staff is very welcoming and the atmosphere is relaxed. No pushing you to finish up and leave. Recommend to anyone for a pleasant SW meal.

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

We love Santa Fe! Their Chipotl esauce is outstanding! My favorite strawberry margarita ever!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Completely satisfactory solution for casual dining. Very good food, though best for an evening that is not a special occasion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants because the food is usually quite good and the ambiance is above average, in that it's not too loud. That's why I chose it for a dinner with our-of-town family. But it was a big disappointment. The service was poor--way too slow and inattentive. And the salmon was overly salty, as a result of a marinade that made the top part almost inedible. But the guacamole couldn't have been better! And thumbs up to the margarita.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Who is fantastic. They're always nice to us and very accommodating to my child. Whenever I try other places I always miss Santa Fe.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Less than mediocre. Haven't been there in years for the same reason and won't be returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Two grandmothers and three granddaughters--Shirley temples and margaritas--all with quesadillas and guacamole: nothing better!

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

It was fine. No complaints.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Kids were too noisy. Parents letting them run around. Service was not good. Very disappointed this time

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We took our out-of-town guests to Sante Fe for dinner, and they loved it. The tortilla soup is always delicious as is the Guacamole. The drinks are potent and the service friendly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

OMG reviews aren't wrong about the margaritas _ practically staggered home after 2 drinks. Food excellent as well as service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Delicious. Creative specials. Reliable & courteous service. 20+ year customer @ current & prior location!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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